California Rite Aid stores use Barry Manilow to scare off vagrants

    Barry Manilow at the Tribeca Film Festival 2017 - 'Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives' - Premiere at Radio City Music Hall, New York on Apr. 19, 2017. (Dennis Van Tine/Future Image/

    Bosses at Rite Aid stores across Southern California are blasting out Barry Manilow's hits to keep vagrants and beggars away.

    Customers have started to notice songs like "Copacabana" and "Mandy" playing outside the popular drug stores when they arrive to shop, and now Rite Aid officials have confirmed they're trying to drive the homeless away by playing Barry.

    A Rite Aid spokesperson told the Wall Street Journal, "We are in the early stages of exploring this approach and have not made any decision about the potential roll-out of this to additional stores."

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